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"Mystery Marathon" name, location, date revealed:

"Mystery Marathon" name, location, date revealed:

By Scott Douglas Mystery solved: What had been teased as the Mystery Marathon has been revealed to be the Haile Gebrselassie Marathon , to be run October 20, 2013, in Hawassa, Ethiopia. The marathon will be the first in Ethiopia to combine an elite race with mass participation. In addition to the marathon, there will be a half marathon and a 5K. Gebrselassie will play a key role throughout race weekend, while Runner's World 's Bart Yasso will host the pre-race dinner. The race organizer is Tim Murphy, who, as the head of Elite Racing, launched the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon series. Murphy sold the Rock 'n' Roll franchise to Competitor Group five years ago and until now has been under a no-compete clause. "Runners today have done all the big races and are looking for something different, something distinctive, something to add to their bucket list," Murphy says. "That’s what th...

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